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Phone Home Leather Smartphone Case from Busy Girls Guide to Sewing 



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Phone Home Leather 

Smartphone Case from Busy 

Girls Guide to Sewing 

Written By: GetCraftyGurl 

TOOLS: 

1-2mm (1/8in) bookbinder's leather 50cm (20in) square (1) 

Basic Tool Kit (1) 

Craft felt. 50cm (20in) square (1) 

Embroidery threads (1) 

Leather sewing-machine needle (1) 

Metal ruler (1) 

Sharp large-eye needle (1) 

Small hand embroidery loop (padded with muslin to protect the leather) (1) 

Stichinaawl (optional) (1) 

Tear-away stabilizer (such as Stitch & Tear) 30cm (12in) square (1) 

Tweezers (1) 



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Phone Home Leather Smartphone Case from Busy Girls Guide to Sewing 

SUMMARY 

From the book The Busy Girl's Guide To Sewing by Carrie Maclennan 

Get ready to show off your basic drawing skills, your hand stitching skills and your machine 
sewing skills. 



Step 1 — Phone Home Leather Smartphone Case from Busy Girls Guide to 
Sewing 



» Measure your phone, then add 
5mm (1/8in) to both the length and 
width measurements to arrive at 
the dimensions you will need. 




Step 2 




• Cut your leather, felt and tear-away 
stabilizer into 20cm (8in) squares. 
Cut two of leather, two of felt and 
one of tear-away stabilizer. You 
might find it easier to cut your 
leather using a leather or craft knife 
and cutting mat. 



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Step 3 




• With a pencil, sketch a rectangle 
(according to the dimensions 
calculated in step 1) onto the tear- 
away stabilizer. Add a simple line 
drawing of your desired motif into 
the rectangle, positioned just where 
you want it. 



Step 4 




• Layer one piece of felt on the 
bottom, one piece of leather in the 
middle and the tear-away stabilizer 
with your drawing on it on the top 
and secure the fabrics into your 
padded embroidery hoop. 



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Step 5 




• Using a sharp large-eye needle and 
coloured embroidery thread, stitch 
over the outline of your drawing 
using a decorative running stich. 
Alternatively, stitch over your 
drawing outline using your desired 
decorative stitch on your sewing 
machine fitted with a leather 
needle. 



Step 6 

• Once you have finished stitching your design, un-hoop your fabric and layer the stitched 
pieces together with the remainging pieces of felt and leather so that the leather is on the 
outside. 



Step 7 

• Sew the pouch along the three edges of the rectangle you have drawn onto the tear-away 
stablizer leaving an opening at the top. 



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Step 8 




• Place your pouch onto the cutting 
mat. With a leather knife or craft 
scalpel, trim the pouch along the 
edge of a metal ruler leaving 2mm 
(1/8in) at the bottom and on each 
side and 1cm (3/8in) at the top. 
Make sure not to cut through the 
stitches holding the pouch together. 



Step 9 




• Finally, tear away the stabilizer to 
reveal your stitching on the leather. 
Use a pair of tweezers to remove 
any small pieces around the 
intricate parts of your embroidery. 



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